To us the marring of her son seems the greatest of this Messalina's crimes.
Messalina has her divorce from Horace Endicott, and is married to her lover.
Messalina, for instance, has small and pretty features, though with rather a sensual development of the lower part of the face.
Claudius and Messalina had one child—a daughter, named Octavia.
He was in fact a very general favorite, and Messalina, when she first saw him, conceived a very strong affection for him.
Octavia, the daughter of Claudius and Messalina, was a little younger.
Messalina was only waiting her opportunity to strike a blow.
On reading what was written it was found that Messalina was assuming a bolder tone.
Was a Lucretia the heroine of the tragedy, she was careful in the epilogue to speak like Messalina.
If one has had the misfortune to marry Messalina, one learns to be philosophic.
"scheming and licentious woman," 1887, in reference to Valeria Messalina, notorious third wife of Roman emperor Claudius.